4 Months later: Still use Voice Control?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rusty2192, Oct 22, 2009.

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Still use Voice Control?

  1. All the Time

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  2. Occasionally

    53 vote(s)
    31.7%
  3. Never

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    53.3%
  1. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    So, it's been about 4 months since the iPhone 3Gs came out. I didn't feel like digging through my contacts the other night so I decided to use the voice control to call my brother. Of course, it didn't work right after a few tries and I ended up just doing it the old fashioned way.

    That got me thinking. I used the voice control a fair amount when I first got my 3Gs, but the novelty has since worn off and it's been months since I used it last. How about everyone else. Is Voice Control actually a useful tool for you, or just a gimmick that's novelty wears off fairly quickly?
     
  2. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I forget about it and only use it occasionally. But I have to say that I am very impressed with its accuracy. I've done it with a lot of names in my phone book and it got them all right on the first try, including "Felicia".
     
  4. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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  5. Oliver.m macrumors regular

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    I use it a lot. It's very useful when driving!
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I never really wanted it in the first place, so no. Never used it on any other phone I had except for trying it out.
     
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Used it a couple times to try it out. It was accurate enough but I haven't needed it since.

    It's cool that it's there if I ever need it but I don't use it.
     
  8. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine whenever I am making a call from the road. I have found it to be very accurate and useful.
     
  9. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I use it mostly at home, both directly to the iPhone and through the BT headset. It's been surprisingly accurate.
     
  10. aluren macrumors 65816

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    I occasionally use it whenever I have my headphones on and my iPhone is in my pocket or driving. I have never used it if I'm holding the iPhone.
     
  11. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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  12. Galley macrumors 65816

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    I'm surprised it understood "Queensrÿche", although it did pronounce the "ch" incorrectly.
     
  13. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm impressed with the controls. I sometimes use it when I am working out -- and I always use it when I'm driving. I'm glad 3.1 added voice control over bluetooth.
     
  14. nyfinest32 macrumors regular

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  15. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Tons, actually. And the accuracy is spot-on for me. (Canadian)

    My uses are quite frequent, if random. Most recent was when I was biking home from work and I wanted to play a song, but my iPhone was in my pocket, but my headphones were in. Held down pause, said "Shuffle songs" and I was off. :)

    A lot of uses are like that. Very difficult to fish out iPod player/inconvenient.

    Others are I'm in my car and I just hold down the button, etc.


    Offtopic: Anyone know how to use Backgrounder in conjunction with it easily? It always makes the app I'm using run in the background if I hold it down, very annoying to have to go to the homescreen any time I want to use it. :(
     
  16. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I've started using it more, recently. Not allt he time, but it's useful every once in a while.
     
  17. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    I used it once. It dialed the wrong number. :eek:

    Never again. :(
     
  18. xanatos macrumors regular

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    I use it while driving since you cannot do that in cali anymore. So that helps. but the rest commands never work. THe real question is does anyone use spotlight . I never ever do.
     
  19. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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  20. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    Only used it a couple of times to make phone calls. Never used it for any iPod functions. Works fine for me, but I put everyone's last names in my phonebook to help the process :)
     
  21. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised so many people have had bad results with it. I use it constantly. Works really well for me, especially with my BT headset. I love the fact that I can make and receive calls without having to even take the phone out of my pocket, particularly when I'm driving.
     
  22. Scallywag macrumors regular

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    No, and I wish I could just turn it off. The lag/slight hang I see when I accidentally go to the spotlight screen drives me nuts.
     
  23. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Hardly. Maybe just twice since I bought my 3GS.
     
  24. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    i use VC lots, if i am at work or diving i use my in ear apple buds to call people or play a certain artist of music. far more time efficien then pulling my iphone out of my pocket swiching then putting it back.
     
  25. vlinkz macrumors regular

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    I don't use it much but when I did it was 100% accurate at recognising my RP "British" accent. Good news, eh chaps?
     

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